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Halle Berry's new thriller "The Call" has a pretty simple premise: a gal is kidnapped but manages to make a 911 call that is answered by Berry's emergency operator. And then, you know, all hell breaks loose.

Sounds pretty harrowing, right? But when it comes to frightening, dangerous and downright creepy phone calls, Hollywood history is filled with examples even more extreme. So in honor of Berry and "The Call," we thought this would be a perfect time to look at the 5 Worst Phone Calls in Movie History.

5. 'When a Stranger Calls' (1979)

You probably don't remember the 2006 remake because, well, why would you? But the 1979 original remains a terrifying classic thanks in large part to the phone call in the opening scene. Babysitter Jill Johnson (Carol Kane) is relaxing after putting the kids to bed when she gets a creepy, threatening phone call. She contacts the police and »

- Scott Harris

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